We’re still referring to the yet unreleased Palm tablet as the HP PalmPad, but the Opal and Topaz names have made their way onto the Internet too. The smaller of the two is the Opal with its seven-inch 1024×768 resolution TFT LCD, while the larger of the two is the Topaz with its nine-inch display of unknown resolution.more →
The first Palm Pre was supposed to be an iPhone killer. It never really did live up to those expectations, but a buyout from HP looked as though new fire had started with the webOS platform. And the result. The Palm Pre 2.more →
Can’t wait until next month’s Consumer Electronics Show to learn about HP’s consumer-geared alternative to the Apple iPad? Well, you just so happen to be in luck. The cleverly named webOS powered PalmPad has apparently had its specs and features leaked all over the Internet. Someone bring the mop.more →
One thing that all of us do quite frequently (though some do it less frequently than others) is printing – documents, photos and what not! Apple users are perhaps expecting a treat coming their way as far as printing is concerned, and if rumors are anything to go by, the next software update for iOS will feature wireless printing, for not just iPad but even iPhone and iPod Touch.more →
Digging the prospects of the new Palm Pre 2 but not exactly a fan of the carrier service contract? Fret not. It seems that HP is following in the footsteps of Google and Nokia, because it will be selling the unlocked GSM version of the Palm Pre 2 directly to consumers.more →
There’s a lot of movement going on in the increasingly competitive smartphone market. Nokia may be losing market share, but MeeGo is supposed to revitalize that. Capitalizing on this rise, Palm has snatched the head MeeGo guy to work on webOS.more →
Ever since HP went ahead and bought Palm, we’ve been wondering what they’d do with webOS that’d make it super interesting to the consuming public. Well, we’re starting to see some new screenshots of webOS 2.0 and it has at least two new features worth mentioning.more →
In an interview with Fortune, HP’s Jon Rubinstein, former CEO of Palm, stated that webOS 2.0 is slated to be released “later this year.” That’s a good indication that we can look to expect a few different devices coming from the Palm and HP camp; since they are working on developing new hardware “aggressively.” I personally would love a Palmpad, or even a revamped Pre 2.more →
All of the puzzle pieces are starting to fall into place for a major competitor to Apple and their iPad. It may no longer have the HP Slate name we’ve been hearing over and over, however, it appears that HP has filed for a trademark on the name Palmpad. This is line with all the previous news and rumors that HP is largely abandoning the Google Android-powered and Windows 7 versions of its tablet. Instead, they’re focusing energies on their newly acquired webOS platform. That is, after all, why HP chose to buy Palm in the first place isn’t it?more →
When HP bought Palm their minds were set on delivering a complete experience to the end-user, similar to Apple’s hold on all aspects of their products – from software to hardware. HP’s CTO Phil McKinney at MobileBeat expressed in a not so direct way, how this is also their plan, “When you look at success in the marketplace, it’s about those companies that can control the end-to-end experience,” McKinney said. With Palm now in their back pocket we can be sure future HP devices will not be built around Windows or Android operating systems.more →
Just when you thought you were safe from exploding batteries, the fire-blasting wonders have risen back to the surface. Yup, the recalls are back and it’s starting with HP batteries catching on fire. Again. Not good. The recalls didn’t exactly end, per se. HP has been pretty proactive with its recall process, calling in any batteries that it suspects might be dangerous. What makes today’s new a little more disconcerting, however, is that the list of recalled batteries continues to grow by the day.more →
You know how HP went and spent over a billion dollars to buy Palm? Remember how we thought a few other companies — like Lenovo and HTC — were interested in picking up Palm? Well, it turns out that we were right. According to an SEC filing, a total of five companies were participating in an all-out bidding war to buy Palm. Unfortunately for us, the same filing doesn’t mention the other four companies by name.more →
Struggling mobile software and hardware maker Palm caught a lucky break today. HP has put in a bid to purchase the company for $1.2 billion in cash. The news came this afternoon after HP and Palm’s board of directors approved the purchase for $5.70 per share. $1.10 above today’s closing price.
HP plans to use their global distribution strength to deliver new smartphones and connected mobile devices supporting “true multitasking”. Whether or not the Palm brand will remain is unknown. But HP does need their expertise to compete with Apple.more →
Over the past fifteen years computers and media have changed so much with LCD screens, optical mice, USB dongles, devices and lets not forget VHS to CD to DVD.
One thing that has remained constant is the keyboard. But it looks like your keyboard will also become a historical artifact just like desktop computers such as the Amiga, Zx Spectrum and even the Atari ST with the popular tablet PC’s making waves in the market.more →
HP hired the expertise of Vivienne Tam. For those of you that aren’t aware of what’s happening on the glitzy catwalk scene, Tam is only one of the most unique fashion designers at the moment whose clothes have a vibrant fusion of Chinese and modern design.
What sets it apart is Tam’s fabulous “Butterfly Lovers” design. With custom Tam branded start menu and icons and a Butterfly lover’s wireless mouse. In Tam’s own words she enjoys “Marrying fashion with technology.”more →